Man charged with kidnapping after domestic incident



Brandon J. Lee, 26, of 128 1/2 S. Main St., West Mansfield, was charged with felony counts of kidnapping and domestic violence after an incident at his home early this morning.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded about 1:50 a.m. to a report of a domestic disturbance involving an intoxicated man at the residence.

When they arrived, they observed a male subject inside the home, but he would not answer the door. So deputies forced entry to the residence.

Mr. Lee told deputies that he did not open the door because he had been busy “talking” to family members.

Deputies found his wife, Carmen K., 25, and two children under age 6 in a bedroom at the home. Mrs. Lee told deputies that her husband had told her and the children to remain in the bedroom and to be quiet when deputies entered the home.

She reported that she and her husband had gotten into an argument because she didn’t want to drive him to Bellefontaine that evening. Then he reportedly shoved her while she was holding their infant child and punched her in her side while she tried to leave the home.

The defendant also reportedly told her that he would cut her tires if she tried to leave.

Deputies found a number of items strewn about the home, and also observed a broken beer bottle that was sticking out of the wall. Mr. Lee was transported to the Logan County Jail, and was issued the felony domestic violence charge as a result of prior incidents.

Weapons under disability charges filed



Audric D. Clay, 27, of Columbus, was charged with having weapons under disability, obstructing official business and falsification after an incident Sunday evening in Lakeview.

Deputies responded to Dollar General, 13797 N. State Route 235, Lakeview, about 8:40 p.m. on a report of two suspicious males who were lingering in the store parking lot.

When they arrived, they spoke with the defendant and Chanc Carter, 25, of 725 N. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, who said they were waiting on a ride.

Mr. Clay and Mr. Carter said they had traveled from Bellefontaine to Lakeview that evening with two women, who had dropped them off at that location and would be returning.

Deputies asked Mr. Clay to provide an identification card, and he said he didn’t have one with him. As deputies continued to ask him questions, he took off on foot and was apprehended a short time later in the area of Hiawatha Path.

The two women arrived back in the parking lot in the vehicle a short time later. During a search of the vehicle, a bag was found containing a firearm, which reportedly belonged to Mr. Clay.

He was transported to the Logan County Jail, and the three other individuals also were transported to the sheriff’s office to be interviewed by deputies.